Archive for the 'The Media' Category


Flash Boys Rules

ADVANCE PROMOTION IS DEAD Your anticipatory hype is forgotten in the endless tsunami of new data. It makes no sense to build anticipation, it just dissipates. Now you pounce when the story is hot. Radiohead started it, Beyonce improved upon it and now Michael Lewis is taking it to the book business. The new watchword […]

Letterman

I haven’t watched in a long, long time. But there was a time when I couldn’t miss it. It was the SNL of its day. It was our program. With our sensibilities and irreverence. Yes, once upon a time the baby boomers were the younger generation, champing at the bit to replace our parents. But […]

The Pulse

BOOKSTORES There was a front page story in the “New York Times” on the dearth of bookstores in Manhattan. I’m sick and tired of all the baby boomers lamenting the loss of yesterday. Sure, rents are high, sure Manhattan is quick becoming an artist free world, but that’s because of income inequality, the loss of […]

Vice

Never bet against Tom Freston. And he’s bet on Shane Smith. As MTV cedes its reign as the voice of a generation, as websites go click-happy, with an ever-descending parade of lowest common denominator drivel, Vice is rising like a phoenix to become the most important media outlet appealing to the younger generation. That’s right, […]